Garden supper

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Mother-daughter relationships can be difficult, and my relationship with my mother is no exception. My motherĀ is completely hypocritical most of the time, which causes me a lot of frustration. Hubby understands my frustration as he obviously interacts with her when he has to, so this evening when he realized I was all wound up, he ...

Spiders

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A number of these spiders have taken up residence between my tomato plants. I've even seen a smaller version within the branches of one of the tomato plants. This is what they look like from the other side. One of the little bees got caught in a web and it faced what looked like a horrific ...

Shishito heat

I arrived home from work a little later than usual, and hubby had let me know that he would pick up something for dinner. That usually means he's getting the meat, so I decided to harvest some shishito peppers and kale. We had shishito earlier this week, and we discovered that they are definitely hotter ...

Final batch of strawberry jam

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I've been up for nearly 19 hours now. I finished canning the final batch of strawberry jam, and I've started the second ferment process of my latest batch of kombucha. It's been 9 days since I starting brewing, and I feel it is ready. I ended up with almost 10 cups. I separated the newly ...